The Interventional and Advanced Diagnostic Pulmonology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers one year of advanced training in diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy and pleural disease management, including:
- Rigid interventional bronchoscopy
- Airway stenting
- Airway ablative therapies, including laser, argon plasma coagulation, photodynamic therapy, mechanical debulking, cryotherapy and others
- Therapeutic and diagnostic pleuroscopy
- Thoracic ultrasound and therapeutic thoracostomy, including tunneled pleural catheters
- Advanced diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy, including the use of endobronchial navigation and ultrasound
This fellowship is designed for physicians planning a career in pulmonology as an investigative and consultative interventional pulmonologist. The curriculum, faculty, facilities and procedural volumes are all fully compliant with existing interventional pulmonology fellowship accreditation standards, and graduates are eligible to sit for the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology board exam in interventional pulmonology.
The formation of the Interventional and Advanced Diagnostic Pulmonology Fellowship stems from the recognition that pulmonary interventional procedures are becoming more effective and complex and that interventional pulmonology is developing into a discrete career path within pulmonary medicine requiring specialized training.
This fellowship began in 2013. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete the program annually.
Aug. 29, 2017